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Nurse pleads not guilty to wilful neglect charges

Jade Pugh Credit: ITV Wales

A nurse accused of the wilful neglect of patients at Bridgend's Princess of Wales hospital has pleaded not guilty to the three charges against her.

Jade Pugh, 29, is one of five nurses facing charges of wilful neglect relating to the treatment of hospital patients and alleged falsification of medical records.

Pugh and the other nurses will appear at Cardiff Crown Court at the end of this month.


Police investigating collision in Bridgend

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate a collision in Bridgend yesterday which has left a man in a serious condition in hospital.

The man was taken by Air Ambulance to hospital in Cardiff. Credit: John Lewis

The incident happened at just after 9am yesterday and involved a white coloured Volkswagen Golf hitting a pedestrian who was crossing the carriageway from Quarella Road to the town centre.

The man was later taken by Air Ambulance to The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he is receiving treatment.

Anyone with any information in regards to the incident is urged to call South Wales Police on 101.

Unexploded bomb found near Bridgend

A bomb squad has been called to secure the WWII device. Credit: Dean Smith

An unexploded World War II bomb has been found on the Kenfig Nature Reserve near Bridgend.

Local men Dean Smith and James Clark were walking back to their car this morning after a spot of metal detecting, when they came across the find.

A police cordon is now in place around the area and the bomb squad are on their way to make the device safe.

Metal detector James Clark poses in front of police vehicles, as the Kenfig Nature Reserve is cordoned off. Credit: Dean Smith

Man air-lifted to hospital following accident in Bridgend

A male pedestrian has been air-lifted to hospital following a collision with a vehicle this morning.

The accident, which happened near Bridgend Bus Station on Market Street at around 9:15, was dealt with by a number of police officers and an air ambulance at the scene.

The incident is not said to have caused congestion, with traffic in the area reported to be flowing.

The incident happened on Market Street in Bridgend. Credit: John Lewis


Police appeal for men to come forward after assault

Police in Bridgend have released CCTV images of three men they wish to trace in connection with an assault in Derwen Road, Bridgend.

Two men were the victims of a serious assault in the early hours of Sunday 5th July while walking down the road say South Wales Police.

Police are appealing for the men to come forward. Credit: South Wales Police

We wish to speak to the men pictured in the CCTV images in connection with our enquiries, anyone else who can assist us in tracing them is also asked to come forward.

Similarly, we would ask the men themselves to get in touch and help with our investigation.

– Detective Constable Tony Allen

Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 1400239861.

Crash driver was without license, insurance & over limit

A man from Bridgend who crashed his car and caused his passenger serious injury while driving over the legal alcohol limit, without a license and without insurance has been sent to a young offenders institute.

John Watson, 20, lost control of the car he was driving on 19 August last year, crashing into a double garage in Bryncethin.

His passenger, also a 20-year-old local man, sustained very serious injuries.

Police said John Watson's actions should serve as a warning to other people. Credit: South Wales Police

Watson was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment in a young offenders institute, and disqualified from driving for five years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was also given a consecutive sentence of 52 weeks for drugs-related offences, meaning that his total sentence is 44 months imprisonment.

Inspector Carwyn Evans from South Wales Police said: "This was a very serious incident and the sentence is a stark warning to anyone else considering driving in this manner."

Landowner jailed over illegal 100ft 'rubbish hills'

A landowner who created an illegal rubbish pile so big that it changed the landscape of a village in has been jailed.

Terrence Davies, 54, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, after admitting four charges of operating without consent.

The waste was piled into 'large hills of rubbish' up to 100ft high. Credit: Athena Picture Agency

He earned nearly £300,000 by taking customers' rubbish, in just 14 months.

His operation was just 500 yards from a site of Special Scientific Interest in the village of South Cornelly, near Bridgend.

Cardiff Crown Court heard that Davies was told he needed planning permission to run the business, and warned no more waste should enter the site - but more waste was then buried.

Terrence Davies admitted four charges of operating without consent. Credit: Athena Picture Agency

Judge Neil Bidder said: "the mounds of waste were 30 metres high and up to 40 metres wide and resembled large hills. Some of it was deposited while you were on bail and after you had been warned time and time again."

"It was outrageous offending. The total volume of waste was huge and the remedial cost will be enormous."

The court heard his assets totalled £23,517, which he has been ordered to hand over within six months or face a further 14 months in prison.

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